Hounslow London Borough Council v Pilling: CA 21 Apr 1993

One joint tenant relied upon the 1977 Act to try to protect her against eviction.
Held: One joint tenant may not unilaterally end a tenancy without full notice. However Nourse LJ in allowing the tenant’s appeal found ‘it abundantly clear that a joint tenant cannot unilaterally determine the tenancy by giving an inappropriate notice, for example one which does not give the period of notice required at common law or by the terms of the tenancy’, and said: ‘it is obvious that such an agreement cannot deprive the other joint tenant of the protection to which he is entitled under the Act.’
Nourse LJ
Gazette 21-Apr-1993, [1993] 1 WLR 1242
Protection from Eviction Act 1977 5(1)
England and Wales

Updated: 09 April 2021; Ref: scu.81488